PGA Championship Odds 2012: Tiger Woods Once Again The Early Favorite

In every major tournament thus far in 2012, Tiger Woods has been the odds-on betting favorite before the events even teed off. The story is no different heading into the 2012 PGA Championship, which begins Thursday. Tiger Woods is once again the darling of the bookmakers, entering the tournament as the 8/1 favorite to win.

Those odds will change over the course of the tournament, of course, but the oddsmakers continue to have confidence that Woods will regain his form. Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald hold the next-closest odds to win, at 18/1. Both Woods and McIlroy have had their struggles throughout the year, of course, but they are always viewed as a threat to run away with any PGA Tour event.

Returning champion Keegan Bradley is all the way down at 33/1 odds against successfully defending his title.

Here are the current odds to win it all at the 2012 PGA Championship:

Tiger Woods 8/1
Rory McIlroy 18/1
Luke Donald 18/1
Lee Westwood 20/1
Adam Scott 28/1
Jason Dufner 28/1
Justin Rose 28/1
Webb Simpson 33/1
Dustin Johnson 33/1
Louis Oosthuizen 33/1
Steve Stricker 33/1
Matt Kuchar 33/1
Keegan Bradley 33/1
Hunter Mahan 40/1
Bubba Watson 40/1
Phil Mickelson 40/1
Graeme McDowell 40/1
Bo Van Pelt 40/1
Jim Furyk 40/1

For news and updates throughout the week at the PGA Championship, stay tuned to this StoryStream. For all your golf news as the season's final major approaches, visit SB Nation's golf hub.

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